Welcome to Kolkata Rista

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In Kolkata Rista we work with working class people who identify themselves as Transgender,Hijra, Kothi, Lesbian, Gay, Queer as also the often ‘hidden’ populations ofDupli, Parikh, Giria, etc. who rarely publicly identify.
We work from the human rights perspective in areas of health, especiallyHIV/ AIDS treatment, and prevention, recognizing that health vulnerability isstrongly correlated with broader social, economic, and politicalmarginalization. We also have a strong track record on issues related to genderand patriarchy, like domestic violence, the right to education, counseling, andsupporting families in extreme poverty. KR has worked and continues towork with a range of local, national, and international campaigns, includingthe Wada naTodo Campaign and the One Billion Rising Campaign.

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